Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2019 8:13 pm


Date Joined: September 26, 2015
Last Online: August 18, 2019
Birthday: March 27
Country: Canada

About Me

I have decided to collect coins for 2019... I'm looking for foreign coins of any sorts, especially coins with animals/plants on them! My goal is 75 countries (I JUST hit 60 countries)... currently missing a LOT of African and Central & South American countries!

I am a 35 year old woman living in Victoria BC. I came out to this coast to pursue a Masters in Geography (which I did complete!), and ended up teaching preschool. I realized my passion in life was connecting kids with the outdoors, and I now work as one of the teachers for our entirely-outdoor preschool, run at a local lake. As such, I love the outdoors and all that goes with it.

Favourite animals

  • Sea creatures - jellyfish, sea turtles, octopus and seastars (and really, all other sea creatures, too!)
  • Whales - especially killer whales
  • Owls or bird silhouettes or members of the jay family, esp. vintage birds
  • Foxes & squirrels

My ultimate favourite themes can be summed up as:

  • Ocean-related
  • Woodsy

Themes that I enjoy

  • Animals, arrows, autumn, acorns, anchors, ant eaters, avocado
  • Butterflies in flight, birds in flight, biodiversity, bananas
  • Cats, coins, city skylines, conservation biology, carnations, cabooses, caterpillars, canoes, chocolate
  • "Did you know" facts, dinosaurs, dragonflies, doors/doorways
  • Earth-themed things (Earth-day, earth-friendly, images of the Earth), eagles
  • Forests, feather themes, forest critters, fall, ferns
  • Glittery things, globes
  • Hedgehogs, hammerheads
  • Insects, icicles, islands
  • Jellyfish, jellybeans, jigsaw puzzle themed items
  • Kites, kawaii cats and kawaii food with faces
  • Llamas, leaf-themes
  • Mountains, maps
  • Night-time scenes
  • Ocean-related anything! Olympic Games
  • Panda bears, peacocks/peacock feathers, porcupines
  • Quail, quotes!
  • Random facts and trivia, rabbits, raccoons, raspberries
  • Sailboats, snow, snowflakes, stars, silhouettes of birds (and other things), snapdragons
  • Tall trees, turtles
  • Unicorns, underwater
  • Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, vines
  • Woodsy themes, winter, water, words - especially "wonder", "explore", "home", "journey", "experience", "joy", "curiosity", "adventure(r)", "find"
  • Xylem, xerophytes
  • Yoga
  • Zig-zags, zoology, zephyr (the wind)

Notes for swaps

  • Note for sticker swaps (I LOVE stickers):

I love stickers with positive/inspirational or adventure quotes or sayings on them, animal stickers or nature themes (or any of the themes listed above!!), and stickers or sticker tags & labels with places to write things directly on them. I also like alphabet stickers in full sheets. I use regular stickers as well as 3D, dimensional or puffy stickers, chipboard stickers, epoxy stickers.

NOTE: looking for umbrella themed stickers, I would LOVE these.

(That said, I am not picky and I will appreciate and love whatever you send! I just like including lots of options for you because I think it makes it easier :D)


I need umbrellas right now! Stickers or die-cuts or images cut from magazines or cards, etc. Any umbrellas, but specifically ones without any white or coloured borders around them!! Thanks!

I have decided to start collecting coins for 2019. Let's see what I can acquire in a year :)

Felt animals and/or shapes to use on feltboards at preschool

Anything related to the Olympic Games!!

Journalling and/or Project Life cards... now obsessed with these

I am always looking for bird die-cuts!

Fun shaped sticky notes (esp. animal shapes or woodsy themed)

Tea!! I love collecting teas from all over for a few special people as gifts

Beautiful envelopes (hand-made or otherwise)

Pokemon cards

Old transit/public transportation tokens/transfers/tickets

Hot chocolate!

Notebooks, and guided journals, or guided journal prompts. I just love paper. Maybe too much!

Facts about me

1) My middle name and city of residence match

2) I once went on a winter camping trip and slept in a quinzee that I built (a snow hut)

3) I attended the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games and it was one of the best periods of my life

4) I collect those little stickers that come on fruits and vegetables. I would LOVE to receive some from other countries!!!!

5) My favourite food is macaroni and cheese


mb58ca rated for March 3's on May 4, 2019
Comment: Found it! Apologies for the late reply. Thanks for waiting--and the note and the goodies :)
Comment: Very pretty swap dear Sarah!! I loved the stamps, and all the bits for journaling and the PCs! Thank you so much!
ema819 rated for Three Coins + a Surprise #2 on Apr 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for envelope filled with three coins plus a surprise ! Thank you so much for making my day! β€πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’š
Nehalennia rated for WIYM: Happy Mail International on Apr 21, 2019
Comment: I am sorry for my late rating. Thank you so much for a lovley swap. Happy Easter and lots of love x
Karmi53 rated for Canadians are the BEST on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: Hi thank you for all the goodies it brightened up my bad day. Love it all. Have a good day
Tryph rated for Stash Attack on Apr 2, 2019
Comment: A lovely loaded package - thank you! (p.s. it actually arrived awhile back but we were gone for spring break. Thought you might want to know. :)
Liiskah rated for CH: Big Coin Swap on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: Thankyou, love all the coins :)
simcoe54 rated for + to my Coin Collection on Mar 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful selection of coins.
neea1989 rated for 3 Coins - 3 Countries on Mar 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you! ✩
mrsD rated for Random Envelope 6 on Mar 1, 2019
Comment: thank you!! so many great things! especially the rubber stamps :)
AmookIslandCreations rated for Sticker Sheet Swap on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the great stickers and extras too! Love the hummingbird PC! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
susieq11 rated for Random Envelope 5 on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the awesome random envie!!! I love everything - so β€œme”!!! Hope your holidays were amazing and I’m so glad you joined my swap!!!! xoxo
LadyJo rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 19 on Jan 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice envie of fun! I will enjoy using the things you sent to me!
Comment: Hi! I received your envelope yesterday and enjoyed every bit and piece that you sent. I especially love the Orca drawing/painting (wish it was signed, if it was done by you??) I plan to frame it with some interesting home made matt/background, and am looking forward to this on my wall. Thank you so much for making my holidays extra fun, truly Canadian. (Thank you for the Star too:) Happy Holidays to you and your family!! See you in the swap world again one day...Diane
Response: The orca painting was done by me! I have a (terrible?) habit of drawing millions of orcas with all number of art supplies. Wish I had signed it now!!
onthecrafttable rated for Private Swap: Tag Mail on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the stamps!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely items, will definitely use them!
dardarbinx rated for Holiday Cheer on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: thank you for all of the excellent goodies!
user6937 rated for Holiday Cheer on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Merry Xmas :)
Isa2020 rated for Holiday Cheer on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Hello! Thank you for the great Christmas card and postcards !!
lilibet rated for 1 Ounce Sticker Swap! #1 on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: love the insect stickers, thank you!

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notme78 on Mar 29, 2019:

Thank you for the animal postcards via cheap postage tag.

CurlyTea on Mar 27, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

bluehairedmary on Dec 24, 2018:

Just received the Tag through the Alphabet... What a beautiful Christmas card, wonderful postcards, and cute Christmas stickers! Have a great holiday!

HippieChick on Dec 10, 2018:

I am glad they arrived quickly and I hope you enjoy them. I tried to add some extra to match your profile. I hope your holidays are fabulous!

lou on Apr 21, 2017:

Happy Belated Birthday from WIYM group!

Amandalee on Sep 14, 2016:

Hi! Saw you on the Canada thread in Location group... I am in Nanaimo :) Nice to see another islander :)

OrigamiGrace on Jul 31, 2016:


From Cheap Postage Group!

midwestkiwi on Jul 21, 2016:

Ooh, I'm SO GLAD it's arrived. I was so worried about strike/lockout on top of my dawdling. Totally true story, only slightly exaggerated in order to exercise my punctuation skills. Thanks for letting me know what you liked.

simcoe54 on Jun 8, 2016:

The postcards arrived for 5,4,3,2,1 Tag - International and they are all new ones to my collection. Thank you!!!!

bluehairedmary on Mar 19, 2016:

Wonderful postcards for the Cheap Postage Tag International! Thanks so much!

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